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ERIC Number: ED257106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Public Relations and the Writing Center Director: Making the Center Visible On and Off Campus.
Smoot, Joyce
At the Writing Center of the Virginia Technical Institute and State University, several methods of publicizing the writing center and developing good public relations have been developed. Through the writing center's brochure or an article in the faculty/staff newspaper, it can be made clear that writing center staff would be willing to talk to any group interested in hearing about the center's work. Classrooms, honorary and professional society meetings, and special programs for faculty and students would be appropriate occasions for explaining the writing center's work. Administrators, staff members, and adjunct groups (such as extension agents) are also concerned with writing. The director for program development in a continuing education department would be able to arrange presentations. Opportunities for presentations can also be found in the surrounding business community through such groups as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and American Business Women's Association. Subjects for different kinds of presentations would vary, but possible topics include the center itself, the writing process, answering essay questions, preparing resumes and job application letters, or writing style. The rewards of such presentations are clear: visibility of the writing center is increased both on and off campus, while current ideas about writing are presented. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A